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Amplifying Diverse Voices: Entrepreneurship for All

Article Language: English
May 25, 2021,

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Southern Minnesota. Local volunteers in the area who recognize the power of storytelling are working to amplify the voices of minority and immigrant entrepreneurs. Through a forum called “Entrepreneurship for All” they hope to bring the Albert Lea, Faribault, Mankato and Owatonna community together through stories that promote and inspire mentorship. This effort is presented by SCORE South Central Minnesota Chapter #0710.

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Your New Post-Pandemic Business vs. Your Previous Career

Article Language: English
August 3, 2021,

Did you start a small business during the pandemic. Use these three questions to determine if entrepreneurship is right for you.

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11 Reasons Why Family Businesses Fail

Article Language: English
July 29, 2021

From hiring objective leadership to establishing healthy boundaries, several suggestions may help you establish your family business as a thriving enterprise for years to come. 

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Consumer Spending Snapshot

Article Language: English
July 27, 2021,

As more of the country opens, many businesses expected customers to flock back. However, the 2021 Consumer Spending Snapshot shows that many consumers are still only buying the essentials. Here's what you need to know about this changing trend.

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How To Get Paid Faster: 8 Tips For Quick Customer Payments

Article Language: English
July 22, 2021,

From making the switch to digital invoices to accepting multiple forms of payment, several ways may help you collect your customer payments faster for years to come and the continued success of your business. 

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Checklist for a Healthy In-House Marketing Team

Article Language: English
July 20, 2021,

Does your internal team have what it takes to move your small business forward, or is it time to hire more staff or outsource marketing tasks? Let’s find out!

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Your Most Frequently Asked Software Questions, Answered

Article Language: English
July 19, 2021,

Software Advice Group Vice President Blake Clark answers the most frequently asked questions about software.

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Dominating Your Industry by Becoming an Online Expert

Article Language: English
July 14, 2021,

Building an audience online is all about delivering valuable, relevant, and compelling information to a particular group of people consistently over time. Use this article to get your strategy started.

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Adding Text Marketing to Your Marketing Plans

Article Language: English
July 13, 2021,

Text message marketing was accelerated by the pandemic. Learn how to add this to your marketing strategy.

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